I need to replace the headlight bulbs in my 2003 Mercury Sable. The
replacement bulbs are the halogen type that fit in the socket behind
the sealed headlight assembly. It appears I will have to remove the
battery to replace the drivers side bulb, and the passenger side
doesn't look much easier. Does anyone have any tips on this?
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reach behind the headlight and uplug it, rotate the bulb holder ring countgerclockwise pull the holder straight out replace with new bulb. Do not touch the bulb with your bare hand, oil from your hands can cause it to burn more quickly.
remove upper air intake splash shield.remove the headlight housing retaining bolts and pull the housing assembly out to access the bulbs.rotate bulb holder counterclockwise to remove bulbs.WARNING YOU NEED TO WEAR CLEAN GLOVE TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULBS BECAUSE THEY ARE HALOGEN BULBS. IF YOU TOUCH HALOGEN BULBS WITH BARE HANDS. OILS FROM SKIN WILL CAUSE HALOGEN BULBS TO OVERHEAT BLOW OUT SO WEAR CLEAN DRY GLOVES.
your owner manual in the glovecompartment will show you how to replace headlamp bulb,the auto parts stores sales person will help you, i have seen them help people remove replace car batteries,and wiper blades,they will help you replace headlight if you buy headlight bulb at their store,if you do it your self.be sure to wear clean gloves on your hands. your fingers and hands is not suppose to touch the headlight bulbs because halogen bulbs will blow out if oils on your fingers and hands touch the halogen bulb.
look inside owners manual in glove compartment look up bulb replacement in the back index it will show and tell you how to replace headlight bulbs. be sure to wear clean gloves, because headlight bulbs or halogen type bulbs, if oil from hands or skin touch the halogen bulb it will cause halogen light bulb overheat and blow out.you can go by auto parts store when you buy new headlight bulb the salesperson will go out to vechicle and replace headlight bulb for you wont charge you any thing.just charge you for the headlight bulb.
LOOK IN YOUR GLOVE COMPARTMENT FOR THE OWNERS MANUAL. LOOK IN THE BACK INDEX OF MANUAL LOOK UP BULB REPLACEMENT. IT WILL SHOW AND TELL YOU HOW TO REPLACE HEAD LIGHT BULBS. YOU NEED TO WEAR CLEAN LATEX GLOVES WHEN CHANGING HALOGEN BULBS BECAUSE OILS FROM FINGERS AND HANDS WILL CAUSE THE HALOGEN HEADLIGHT BULBS TO OVER HEAT AND BLOW OUT. HALOGEN BULBS ARE EXPENSIVE THEY COST FROM $10.00 - $20.00 BE SURE TO WEAR CLEAN GLOVES WHEN HANDLING THEM.
LOOK IN GLOVE COMPARTMENT FOR OWNERS MANUAL.LOOK IN THE BACK INDEX OF MANUAL LOOK FOR BULB REPLACE IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO REPLACE HEADLIGHTS BULBS BULBS ARE HALOGEN YOU NEED TO USE CLEAN LATEX GLOVES WHEN HANDLING AND REPLACING BULBS BECAUSE OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS OR HANDS WILL CAUSE HALOGEN BULB TO OVER HEAT AND BLOW AND HALOGENS BULBS VERY EXPENSIVE. THEY CAN RUN PRICE RANGE FROM $10.00 - $20.00 DOLLARS.
96 sable, only ino I have. should be similar. Please rate, thanks
WARNING: THE REPLACEABLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CONTAINS GAS UNDER PRESSURE. THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB MAY SHATTER IF THE GLASS ENVELOPE IS SCRATCHED OR THE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB IS DROPPED. HANDLE HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB CAREFULLY. GRASP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB ONLY BY ITS PLASTIC BASE. AVOID TOUCHING GLASS ENVELOPE. KEEP HALOGEN HEADLAMP BULB OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. NOTE: A properly aimed headlamp (13008) assembly normally need not be re-aimed after installation of bulb. A burned out headlamp bulb and retainer (13N021) should not be removed from the headlamp until just before a replacement headlamp bulb and retainer is to be installed. Removal of a headlamp bulb and retainer for an extended period of time may allow contaminants (dust, moisture, smoke) to enter the headlamp and affect the performance of the headlamp. When servicing the headlamp bulb and retainer, energize the headlamp bulb and retainer only while it is contained within the headlamp body.
Make sure headlamp switch (11654) is in OFF position.
NOTE: On some models the clamps holding the integrated relay control module (IRCM) may need to be unsnapped and the module pulled aside to gain access to the driver side bulb.
Open hood and locate headlamp bulb through hole in upper radiator support assembly.
Remove headlamp wire connector from headlamp bulb and retainer by pulling the connector and wires in a rearward direction.
Remove headlamp bulb retainer (13N019) by rotating counterclockwise (when viewed from rear) about one-eighth turn and sliding headlamp bulb retainer off headlamp bulb and retainer. Keep headlamp bulb retainer as it will be used again to retain new headlamp bulb and retainer.
Carefully remove headlamp bulb and retainer from opening in headlamp bulb (13007) by gently pulling straight out of opening. Do not rotate headlamp bulb and retainer during removal.